Rose McGowan Arrested for Felony Cocaine Warrant
- Author: Kyle Peterson Nov 16, 2017,
Nov 16, 2017, 1:37
A felony warrant was issued for McGowan's arrest on February 1 by the Magistrate's Office in Loudoun County, and McGowan handed herself in yesterday to be formally arrested on felony suspicion of a controlled substance.
McGowan has been a leading voice among the sexual harassment accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
The newspaper reported that Weinstein paid her a 100,000 dollar (£76,000) settlement in 1997 to "avoid litigation and buy peace" over an incident in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival.
On the 30th of October, she tweeted that it was a "load of horses*it". The actress has expressed that she believes someone planted the drugs on her to set her up after she spoke out about the sexual abuse practices of Harvey Weinstein.
A spokesperson for Weinstein previously told PEOPLE in a statement, "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein". A warrant was issued for her arrest.
McGowan was arrested and booked, before being released on a $5,000 bond. I've been maligned. And you know what?
She says that cocaine was the last thing on her mind at the time as she was on her way to attend the Women's March.
Reportedly, McGowan flew to the Dulles International Airport to go to the Women's March in Washington D.C, and she left her wallet behind while on a United Airlines flight. She decided not to go to the airport to meet the detective and to leave the city on a bus with other marchers.
"I have been silenced for 20 years", McGowan said at the convention. "Imagining I'm going into sisterly solidarity, I can think of nothing more opposed to that, energetically, that I would want in my body at that moment".
A source who worked at the Weinstein Company told Farrow that Weinstein in September enlisted the help of private investigators to get McGowan arrested before the existence of the warrant was made public.